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We're going to build on our learning from yesterday's rounding (fantastic job on Mathletics - lots of 100%s!) by taking a look at decimals and how to round them to the nearest whole number. Take a look at the BBC Bitesize video here;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh8dmp3/articles/zsvt97h

 

We've got some questions for you to answer below - remember, we're rounding to the unit. The hundredth doesn't matter, we only need to look at the tenth to see if the unit will stay the same or go up.

 

For example: 7.62 

The tenth there is after the decimal point, where it always is, and the digit is a 6. That means the 7 goes up to...

8.

A lot of people would put 8.00, which isn't wrong but is wasting your time, because 8 and 8.00 are the exact same number. So is 8.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 etc.

If it was 7.26, because that tenth is a 2, we'd round down to just 7. Or 7.00. Or 7.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.

But I wouldn't waste my time writing out all those zeros if I were you. Good luck!

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